In keeping with my occasionally kept promise to record my progress on my way to wherever it is I’m going, here is my documentation of how I got email working on my self-hosted WP site using free gmail and free mailgun.
first of all I didn’t even know how to change the default admin email on my blog.I guess you all know that you go to settings->General and then you scroll down to Administration Email Address. You then get the default address, which is a “hello” followed by the site name.
I wondered, what should I do? Put my personal gmail address? Be a smart-ass and try to forward that default email to my Gmail?
Now I wouldn’t even be thinking about this at all, but now each time I log into my admin site there’s a scary message saying that I have to update my admin email, that it’s important blah blah.
I don’t really mind futzing with it now, because I know from the blogs that I read and podcasts I listen to that being good with email is a definite asset in marketing and selling your product, or in building an audience.
So that nagging message whenever I login is actually a pretty good forcing function.